ClassicAdventure1

13 yrs and up, $175.00, 14 week course– No prerequisite 

There is a reason why mankind has always been fascinated with tales of adventure. They are not simply stories of the clash of swords, bold exploration, and derring-do - they contain a wealth of truth about our world and ourselves. In this course, students will use Socratic discussion to uncover the deeper meanings in some of western culture's best-loved adventure stories.

To Buy:

  • Farmer Giles of Ham by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Red Hugh, Prince of Donegal by Robert T. Reilly ( We found it at Bethlehem Books.)

Week 1:  The Story of Sir Gawaine from The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle

Week 2:  Farmer Giles of Ham by J.R.R. Tolkien (Students must obtain their own copy.)

Week 3:  Robin Hood by J. Walker McSpadden, Ch. 1 - 12

Week 4:  Robin Hood, Ch. 13 - 24

Week 5:  Red Hugh, Prince of Donegal by Robert T. Reilly, Ch. 1 - 9

Week 6:  Red Hugh, Prince of Donegal, Ch. 10 - 18

Week 7:  Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, Ch. 1 - 10

Week 8:  Kidnapped, Ch. 11 - 20

Week 9:  Kidnapped, Ch. 21 - 30

Week 10: Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne, Ch. 1 - 12

Week 11: Around the World in 80 Days, Ch. 13 - 24

Week 12: Around the World in 80 Days, Ch. 25 - 37  

Week 13:  The Adventure of the Speckled Band by Arthur Conan Doyle

Week 14: Discuss all works, compare similarities and differences